Canadian illustrator Raymond Biesinger just released a print that is sure to please architecture, history and general buffs of Vancouver and its awesomeness.
18 Lost Buildings of Vancouver revisits 18 buildings that are no longer a part of Vancouver, at least physically.
Biesinger has been working on graphically documenting the history of Canada’s cities since 2012, when he was depicting snapshots of points in time (HERE is his look at Vancouver on September 3, 1962). During that work he noticed a lot of “lost” buildings, and this latest print he’s released is part of a series showcasing buildings that are missed across the country.
He tells us he’s “delighted to give them attention in their own series of prints”, and the research for this particular one involved “many, many, people who’ve poured a lot of time into documenting Vancouver’s architectural history, whether it’s their job or their hobby.”
He notes John Mackie’s Vancouver’s Lost Landmarks 2011 article from the Sun as a starting point, and he spent hours cruising the Changing Vancouver website doing research. He also credits Eve Lazarus’ blog, the Vancouver city archives online, Wikipedia, Flickr, Pinterest, the Vancouver Vanishes Facebook group, local papers like the Straight or The Tyee, the National Trust’s Worst Losses List and more.
The result is a stunning 17″ x 22″ print containing some of the most notable Vancouver buildings that are no more.
He was kind enough to share all 18 of the illustrations with us, on display below.